*** German ***
Weil mich auf die vip17x0 mpeg4 fehlt hab Ich mir ein VIP1960 auf
Es sieht ein lott wie die VIP1710.
Telnet war nicht da, so keinen Zugriff auf diese Weise.
Mit dem Einsatz der Vip1710 Artikel fand ich den integrierten seriellen
Port und ich konnte auf die Box zugreifen.
Hab ein generic Image gefunden. So kann mann die Box brauchen mit VDR
als Client, wenn Sie eine gültige Kanalliste schicken uber
*** English ***
Because I use the vip17x0 and started missing the mpeg4 I bought a
VIP1960 on Ebay.de.
It looks a lott like the VIP1710.
Telnet wasn't there so no access that way.
With the use of the Vip1710 article I found the onboard serial port and
I could access the box.
Found a generic Image, so the box can be used with VDR as client if you
send a valid channellist to it.
Heute hab Ich mich auch ein VIP1910 gekauft, nur 5 Euro mit FB aber ohne
Es braucht 5,7 V so Ich hab die PS von VIP1710 ein gesteckt und es
Aber am seriellen port gab es nur "@#$@#$@$#%@%$#$".
Gleiche board is in Vip1960 und damit gehts.
Mit infocastserver das BootImage auf die kiste and es ist nutzbar.
Die Vip 19x0 braucht 'Secure' firmware oder 'Secure, Signed and
Mit aktuelle kreatv-kit-oss kan man nur 'Secure, Signed and Encrypted'
Firmware machen. Aber die keys sind nur valid fur development kit
Aber es gab ein alte 3.4.3, nur Secure!
But the busybox included in the bootimage is stripped of wget, dd, ls
BusyBox v1.2.1 (2007.06.18-17:28+0000) multi-call binary
Usage: busybox [function] [arguments]...
or: [function] [arguments]...
BusyBox is a multi-call binary that combines many common Unix
utilities into a single executable. Most people will create a
link to busybox for each function they wish to use and BusyBox
will act like whatever it was invoked as!
Currently defined functions:
[, [[, ash, busybox, cat, chmod, cp, cut, date, drawblip, echo,
find, freeramdisk, grep, gunzip, hdparm, ifconfig, init, insmod,
kill, killall, ln, loadkmap, mdev, mkdir, mknod, mount, mv, rm,
rmmod, route, sh, sleep, tar, test, umount, zcat
So we need to find a way to get a 'full' busybox on it some how.
Or find the right AES key and secure our own kreatv-oss firmware.
Did try a capture with the infocast2 tools (on a KPN IPTV adsl line) but
it didn't work.
Next try will be a wireshark capture of the traffic when the box starts.
Now waiting to access the line again, I don't have one at home.
I played today with the 1910s, units have newer firmware then my 1960
but in this firmware there is no option to change video out settings.
For scart it is OK but no way to select HDMI. Don't know if every 1910
has this, but both my 1910's don't have the options, both my 1960 have
1910 - RBL 1.9 / FW 3.11.2 -> no video output selection (in the Firmware
1960 - RBL 1.7 / FW 2.26 -> video output selection
Menu can be reached if you press menu on the remote during startup
at first I want to thank you for this very interesting thread. I have
also one question. I am facing with the problem of lack of video output
selection in VIP 1963 STB (from KPN, currently running by my local
operator). Similar to you. By the other hand I have older VIP 1960 with
this menu available in firmware. Do you know any workaround for this
If telnet is possible you can create the file by hand. If not the
settings must be send by infocastserver, at the moment I haven't studied
on how to send it.
The setting is availible in the settings menu of the original firmware
and can only be accessed if connected to a KPN connection.
Have done some more working on this box. Found an other SDK image (4.3)
which can be loaded in a KPN branded box.
This image has telnet access & wget so I can do more with it but it
lacks the TV app so all it does is boot and wait with a white screen for
So now I try to make my own image with the SDK and see if it will boot.
And now I can get some software on the box, store the files in /flash2,
reboot with the other firmware and try to use the stored files.
Looks like I'm missing some sleep for a couple of days.
If you want to try it search for the file
Build image is working, so now to play with it some more. KPN branded
remote is not working, so the build config must be wrong.
Program on the box, read-irdriver, shows this info:
protocol: r-step_kpn, id: 18, scan: 90 (0x5a), key: 0, mod: 0x00,
trans_key: 0, trans_mod: 0x00 [KEY_RESERVED] -> [KEY_RESERVED]
Build an other Image during build you must make a choice SVG or HTML
webportal. This is for HTML webportal.
I made also a quick and dirty webportal, it has the basic TV functions.
up/down & 0-9 for change channel.
Ok show OSD.
Blue restart portal.
Can the image be used for the Motorola VIP 19x3 boxes (aka 1963)?
And how to get the image on the box?
Does anyone know where the console points are on a 1963?
I suspect at the edge, right-bottom (facing the front) but it seems to
With the newer software the console is switched off or used for debug
messages only. So it can't be used. The image can't be used with the
This image can be used for the Vip1903, Vip1963 or Vip1853
For sending the image to the box, look in the vip1710 thread for tools.
Can you provide a quick setup?
Attach box to network.
Start infocastools and broadcast image from above
I probably have to to do something else here...
Put box in updatemode (Press menu when booting up)?
(Change parameters to suit the server providing image?)
Correct me and add where neccesary.
Martin, you are using a vip1960 right? with serial console (edge right
bottom) Is there a way in the official firmware to stream the tv image
out of the box when having serial access? I am thinking of buying a
Vip1960 just for this purpose.
I've got a 1910 & 1960.
Last time I got a official (KPN) image on one of the boxes, the serial
connector only showed debug messages, no login prompt. With the Motorola
bootimages there is also no login prompt.
Looks like Motorola removed the login part from the serial port.
/ # cat proc/tty/driver/stasc
serinfo:1.0 driver revision:
0: uart:stasc mmio:0x18031000 irq:122 tx:1190 rx:0 RTS|CTS|DTR|DSR|CD
1: uart:stasc mmio:0x18032000 irq:121 tx:0 rx:0 CTS|DSR|CD
find old bootloader with console access. Put it on the box.
Block updates from KPN to bootloader (but let it download for future
Let the box update the other parts (kernel, middleware userland)
You think that would work?
Don't think it will. Box has Firmware, which can be updated from the
provider I think, and a bootimage. The bootimage is a secure and signed
file you get from the provider. The bootimage a complete package and
includes all you need to get TV.
But what do you what to do with the access?
I see. It isn't possible to get the stream and send it out over the
Maybe you can get hold of the adres of the streaming server and access
the streams by PC (VLC/ Mplayer etc)
Try sniffing the traffic VIP <--> ExperiaBox or logclient on the
original KPN firmware to see if you can get the server adres.
Oroginal streams are verimatrix encrypted, I sniffed the traffic between
VIP and server but there's no firmware. just config list, channel list
and boot options list. I could try to spoof the boot options list since
telnet is an option. (I read the manual) Will see whether that works.
The reason for the telnet/serial access was to put some streaming client
on the device without the need for decryption keys since the box does a
good job on those :-)
The verimatrix encrypted streams aren't a problem. All you need is the
rootcert.pem from the box and the ip of the verimatrix server.
If you use the settings from your own box & contract it isn't illegal I
think. If KPN still use the same way, all allowing is done based on DSL/
Fiber connection location.
Try telnet to port 19999, if that is possible you get the log output of
How to get the rootcert.pem I don't know but maybe all needed is the IP
of the server.
KPN settings are in the KPN bootimage so if I don't have them I can't
include them. And you need the verimatrix to say if you are allowed to
watch stream x.
Oh Well, for those who are interested:
First, the box downloads an index file (RTSP encoded plaintext file)
vqec-network-cfg <md5 sum of settings file to be downloaded>
vqe-channels <md5 sum of channellist file to be downloaded>
Then another RTSP encoded plaintext file called vqec-network-cfg
- This one holds the settings for the box (If different as stored in
Then final RTSP encoded plaintext file called vqe-channels
- This one holds the channels and their IP and ports etc etc.
If you can the box into thinking that it loads a valid (but modified)
vqec-network-cfg with telnet enabled then you can get access to the box.
I can try if I can do that with tcpreplay or another pcap injection
(Command to inject to cfg file is: libcli_telnet_port = 1; )
Telnet must be in the bootimage, only enableing isn't enough.
Motorola says in the telnet module docs "NOTE: This should NEVER be
enabled in a live environment. It is strictly for debugging purposes
So I don't think KPN put it in the bootimages.
Search google for "kreatv sdk 4shared" to find the SDK and make your own
do you know (or can you check) how to insert ab-c-d-e etc. characters
with the remote? When the device boots and you press menu...and
afterwards 2357 (Ip settings) and 7532(advanced menu) You can change
boot order, netconsole ip, tftp ip, http ip, boot filename, splash
filename...etc.etc. But I need to insert characters. Any Idea?
By the way:
splash protocol 313 meand 3 (Bootcast, Local Image, Bootcast)
Change with: arrow back/? button (delete)
1. Local image
(I guess, 2 is definately Bootcast and 2 definately tftp)
scroll down (channel down) to see other options like enable adavaced
menu? (No default) Uhmm how to change it to Yes is what is the problem.
(not that it cannot be done but you have to change it to "Yes" and only
available option is 123456789
From the motorola SDK
"A string with the splash protocol-order to use when downloading the
1 = BootCast
2 = TFTP
3 = Local Storage (if available)
4 = SAP (Session Announcement Protocol)
5 = DVD/CD (if available)
6 = HTTP (available from version 3.03)
For instance, "1,2" means that Bootcast is the first protocol to use but
if it fails, TFTP shall be tried. It is not necessary to use comma
separation. 16 Protocols are supported.
Thanx for the Advanced menu tip, it isn't listed in the SDK. But I found
no needed settings in it.
At the moment I'm fighting a 1853, basicly a lowbudget 19x3 but new
That one doesn't have the menu, grrrr
Right, i downloaded the firmware onto the box with tftp.
Everyting went ok. I got a white screen but that's because I have to put
in the portal used. (Have to find out about that) telnet and ssh worked.
No I want to download the original software somehow by using your image.
Any idea what command to use to do that? I know the server, SAP adress
port etc. etc.
With the infocast2 tools you can get the files.
If you google for the infocastd server tools from Motorola you can send
all those settings. It is also possible to change some with 'toish'
'toish is getobject all' shows all the settings. Some settings are
stored in /flash/settings2.xml
And in flash.config_s1
Greetz from Holland,
Do you've got a KPN-brand line? If so, can you list the multicast
address and ports for the servers?
My 1853 looks for 22.214.171.124, but I don't know which port.
Better would be a wireshark capture from a booting 1853.
I have an Xs4all line, basically an KPN line. It has another server for
downloading the fw. But when you look in the debug you can find the
server it tries to connect with. (if you have the original fw on the
Since infocast tools are freaking out my computer (maybe use a linux one
for this) I tried streaming media monitor which detects something but
nothing usefull. Anyway, fo a 1963 the server is
Listening on SAP channel 126.96.36.199:9875
Searching for splash session splash.motorola.vip1963...
Searching for kernel session bootstrap.motorola.vip1963...
SAP: Image download attempt 1 of 1
Loading splash image from address 188.8.131.52:64082...
Retrieving network splash version from SAP...
SAP: Image download attempt 1 of 3
Loading kernel image from address 184.108.40.206:64118...
do you know how to mount the <stored image> in the flash? (Or do you
know the mountpoint/start address?) I can load your image via tftp in
memory but I want to mount the original rootfs which is on the box.
Infocast is not going to work since it's using sap btw. (If you can
program in C you can get the full desciption out of the
BootImage and Picture are in flash also the settings.
Problem with extracting is the encoding used by KPN. You need the keys
to decrypt the file. See the 1710 thread and also the info on
Too bad it is SAP only. Hopefully the newer versions of Infocast can
Thanx for the duff site. It's probably only for 17xx boxes. Search for
the key will continue since my box isn't secured, althought the software
(hex) says SEC. And you can have secured without encrypted and signed.
Btw. If you use a DHCP server with the right options you can override
parameters. It happens when I connect to the DSL line and use their DHCP
server.. You can find DHCP options in
kreatv-doc-sdk-user-manual_4.3.IAP30.3.tgz and examples, maybe this
I will try to send the spanish guy some (c file) info on the sap
structure, I gained it from the bootloader, Motorola licensed it under
I 've written them a small message to release the OSS bootloader for the
19x0/19x3 family of stb's. Let's see what they have to say.
The Duff site is for "VIP1920-9DCB Zaptor box from Stofa"
With the OSS keys it won't boot, you need special keys. But I don't know
what the SDK makes for image, only know the Motorola likes it ;)
Booting with DHCP parameters I already tried but the 1853 didn't change
the way its boots. Still wants a SAP server.
Om hier even offtopic iets te vragen.
Is het mogelijk om een overgekochte vip1853 werkend te krijgen. Dit als
2e ontvanger bij telfort. De ontvanger download z n software komt
uiteindelijk met de melding: Geblokkeerd Uw account is geblokkeerd.
Dus het lijkt erop dat de gegevens van de vorige gebruiker er nog op
How to fix this?
When i reset en factory default the box. I turn one Receiver off. Then i
connect the other one. It comes up downloads it's software. Then the
message apears: Blocked, Account is locked out, contact HD.
So it looks like the receiver is blocked in the Netwerk of the Service
Provider. If it is still in the profile of the other user (on the site
of the Service Provider) Will it come up also with this message?
Is it possible to change mac and serial number anyway?
Without special tools from Motorola it isn't possible right now to
Maybe you can call the HD and ask them to release the box from the
previous owners account or ask if you are allowed to have 2 boxes.
This problem can better be asked at an other forum like tweakers.net.
Most readers (me included) don't have an dutch IPTV provider so I don't
think anyone here can help you.
I just play with the hardware and try to unlock all its power. Right now
the 1960/1910/1903 are running great with the custom software and VDR.
For about 10 - 15 euro you've a great HD capable player.
Reset the box to factory settings won't do the job. Serial number or Mac
or some key identifier will identify it subscriber as valid/invalid on
Telforts/KPN/other-provider server. You have to call them to release the
"Without special tools from Motorola it isn't possible right now to
I left a message on the Motorola Forum that they are violating the GPL
by not releasing the oos bootloader code. If we have that one we can
figure soemthing out.
I found a strange key sequence in the Kreatel 1710 bootloader.
Btw, KPN is not using a "portal". The complete userinterface with
screens is written in Java (and with espial webkit/browser). (And not
secured) I can make it crash (by using a normal keyboard) but then the
UI restarts. If you want to play with it, i can post the archive if
anyone wants that.
I have one VIP1960 that cannot be used for now. I power the box and it
waits the connection to server. How can i get some custom software on
it? I want to use it to receive some streams from my streaming server.
How can i do this ?
Boot the VIP1960 (Powered off..unplug it)
Keep pressing the "menu" button while booting. You 'll see a blue
screen with some info. Press 2357 for IP Settings and Press 7532 for
changing bootsequence and tftpserver. (For tftpserver boot change
bootsequence to 23
2 is tftp...3 is boot from flash
Got a Comhem 1903C box, first tested it. It worked OK for the free Ziggo
channels. After that I cleared the box and tried to push the firmware on
it no luck. So this box won't work with the Motorola developer keys.
How can get into this box and get the command line on my screen ?
I still have the box on hold...
I set a static IP to the box but i cannot ping it...
Maybe a short tutorial for breaking into this and connect it to my
network to play some streams from my pc ?
I appreciate your work and i wish to help you as much as I can.
1) Download the Infocastserverd software and one of the motorola
software listed here.
2) Start the Infocastserverd, the motorola should now connect to it and
get the software.
3) Enjoy the unleased power of the 1960.
Digilive has a SDK for free on the webshop.
I ordered one, you get a question about your project and after that a
link in mail.
It is not the full SDK but the OSS with some evaluation images, a
current Infocastserver and (stripped down) 3.7.3 starter kit.
But the included docs are nice to have.
hi all i have a problem with my motorola i use image download over HTTP
all services work fine my problem is the time on stb is 1.1.1970 and the
clock is 0:00 any can halp me hov to resolve this problem i dont like to
use infocast server
how can i see this i haw configure the NTP server bat dont have corect
time is it a way to configure it manual or how can i create a image i
use BeeSmart platform with ekioch browser and i use the image from
for conection with server i use this script on my HTTP Server
<!DOCTYPE StbConfig SYSTEM "stbconfig.dtd">
the portal url i inser manual over Telnet
using this comand
toish is SetObject config.ekioh.homepageurl http://my
toish is getobject all
In my image it said
Because I've put 'kreatv-option-ntp' in my image.
So you need to know what options are included in the image, often images
comes with a text file which indicate what is included.
Or search for the KreaTV SDK on the web and build your own image.
Martin V. schrieb:> toish is getobject all>> In my image it said>> 'const.time.available_sources: ntp'>> Because I've put 'kreatv-option-ntp' in my image.>> So you need to know what options are included in the image, often images> comes with a text file which indicate what is included.>> Or search for the KreaTV SDK on the web and build your own image.
is it posible to giv me your image or can you create one for me
From work I've got my hands on 2 vip1903 boxes. I might get more. It
seems they are obsolete in our area, and are apparently just scrapped.
I've goggled and found this thread where it seems you guys know a lot
about these boxes.
Personally I live outside my company's area, and have no cable-tv at
So my question is - do I have any use of these boxes at all. I figure I
would like to use them for displaying videos from my own dlna-server or
the USB port, or just YouTube... I guess Netflix is not an option...
Am I way off and ought to quit right here, or should I ask for a dummy's
guide to install such a "stand-alone-image". (Yes, I tried to follow
several of the instructions given above unsuccessfully...)
PS: There is also a few vip1510 boxes, but they have no HDMI so I'm
unable to connect them to any of my spare monitors...
over here I have satellite TV, I use VDR to convert that into IPTV which
I stream through my house to the 1903 boxes.
At the moment I'm not able to reflash a comhem cable box. I've got one
but it doesn't like the software.
So if you have a Comhem box you are out of luck for now.
Just found my old vip1960 box and your information.
I'd like to give a try in reconfiguring the box as you describe.
Starting reading your articles I'm stuck at the serial interface of the
box, on a picture soldering points are shown but what point is tx, rx,
gnd. What cable should I use? Will the TTL-232R-3v3 do?
Thanx in advance for your response...
With the latest images you don't need any cables. Telnet/ SSH is in the
Just send the images to the box and it should work. If your box has the
new firmware the box can download the image from a web server, if not
you need the infocastserver from Kreatel.
can you try whether this
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/27375099/ui.jar) works on your
It's a java (jar) archive. Holds the complete UI for VIP 19x3.
I can't test your software since the key is wrong. It refuses to load on
The key should work because it is a developers key, so far all the Dutch
boxes I've got worked with it. Tested a dozen of 1910/1960/1903/1963
The 1853 doesn't work with infocastserver so I can't put an image on
Looked into the jar-file, there are references to Mozilla. This is
removed from Kreatv by Motorola. So I don't think it will work.
Well,for what reason unknown to man the config signed with the
starters-kit keys is working. Anyway, how did you find out what the
IIP's need for parameters? I want to compile firmwaremanager in it but
it keeps saying
"build_time install script failed for with paramter. I untarred the IIP
and looked in the info.xml for the parameters. But maybe i have to put
some ; or : or , somehwere.
Read the docs?
This updates the firmware on STB bootup if the firmware has newer CRC
and is not of the same version. It is also possible to downgrade the
firmware. Extra note for the VIP1900 series: It is also possible to
update the configuration parameters (flash.config_sX).
Name Repeat Description Example
config Once Full path to the new configuration parameters file.
Note:ONLY possible for the VIP1900 series. config=<file>
dbl Once Full path to the DBL (firmware) file. dbl=<file>
force Once If this parameter is added, it will be possible to update
only the configuration parameters.
Note:This option is considered INSECURE and should ONLY be used if you
REALLY> know what you're doing! force
reboot Once If this parameter is added, the STB will reboot after
successful firmware upgrade.
Note: This parameter will only take effect if the DBL-option is
A production image doesn't have telnet access.
Motorola docs say :
With this IIP, you can telnet to the STB and get a root shell.
NOTE: This should NEVER be enabled in a live environment. It is strictly
for debugging purposes only."
Hi Martin i saw that
but i think the company that provided the image didnt take care of that
if i telnet to my VIP1003 box ( usual TCP 23 port ) i get
ENTER PASSWORD :......
and it only allows 1 try then it closes the connection
i am sure that the password is on the image but cant find a way to find
the image itself is encrypted/secure and it starts with SEC
here is a screenshot of the fingerprint of the image and the telnet
the whole idea is to modify the portal URL on that image because its
hardcoded on the inside files
i tried with infocast server sending new portal URL-s but the image
still connects to the other portal ( their portal )
till now the only option was to create a DNS server that responds when
the STB asks for resolving the domains giving a IP of my webserver
instead of the real IP of the portal
Another option is to have the STB boot from a self made firmware but i
tried some of the firmwares on this page but all came with incorrect
verification and the STB didnt installed them on itself
Never mind , i was able to flash building images using the SDK-s and
also i got the portal ( attached on this topic ) to work
now does anyone knows if there are limitations for the development
version of the images ?
do they i.e "expire" , have any non working parts ?
Nice to hear, so working with the SDK are : Nangu (Czech), KPN (Dutch),
a Nordic ISP.
Only problems are finding the iip's. There are some on the web but I
like to find/have the dlna iip and some youtube stuff.
what about building/cross compiling programs ?
suppose we need a webserver installed on the STB .
i already did cross compiling for other STB-s ( mag 250 , some routers
etc ) but i`m having probs finding the root filesystem on the motorola
P.S : i think the image i have is related to Nangu/ITONIS ... at least
so its named
as i see the IIP are gzip-ed files containing the executables(if any)
and the startup/install/uninstall script
so ... seems we need :
1) to find i.e a DLNA server
2) cross compile it for sh4-linux using the
3) prepare the startup/install/uninstall files
4) make an IIP with all executable/startups
am i right ?
Partly right, compiling and making the IIP isn't the problem. I've made
some IIP's myself.
The problem is how to use it in the portal. If you install the official
IIP you get some new commands to use in the portal.
seems my fault ... didnt read the full documentation of motorola
there seems that the DLNA support/service interface is there the prob is
how to use it on the portal :)
by the way can you attach some IIP or share the links of those you found
on the internet ?
for the youtube part you might have a look at the stalker middleware (
open source ) .... it has the youtube plugin for the MAG250 and what it
does its that it parses the youtube API and gives back the URL of the
video with other functionality also ( like search etc )
so since the VIP can play direct HTTP and also rtp/rtsp we can use the
MAG 250 parsing script to get the URL of the video and then pass it to
the TOI player instance
The VDR plugin from Thorsten which I use for my portal can also do some
Youtube. But I still have to program the user input part. I was hoping
to find the Motorola client for it. So in the portal you can switch to
that program and let it do all the work.
The IIP I found are all on 4shared.
The SDK & start-kit include some and also there is
"kreatv-extra-iip-package-ericsson_mu_4.3.IAP30.3.tgz" which include MP4
if you factory reset a VIP (and delete the local image) then it runs
some kind of very small firmware. (Splash image is black and only shows
yellow dots.) Do you know where that filesytem can be found? Maybe we
can mount it.
2d question: If the box starts from a local image..will it copy it's
rootfs to nand (permanent) or does it unpacks the encrypted image and
stores it in memory 'till a reboot?
I wonder how the GUI writes back the settings on a local image.
Info about the small image you talk about can be found :
The second question, there are small parts (/flash & /flash2) which can
be written. That space is also used in the Vip1710 exploit.
@alcomys what box and what firmware are you trying?
@user56 try it. If it works post it!
The problem as far as I know is the output but maybe they have it build
VDR is running on the VIP but the lack of output makes it useless.
If you can write C, it should be possible to create a output driver for
VDR, X, XBMC etc.
I have the new STB from KPN, the Arcadyan HMB2260, and i happen to have
1 left over, can this one also be overwritten with your custom fw ?
Or do you think KPN made a whole new system for the arcadyans ?
They are not letting out any info to me. ... (and i work for them as a
Okay, in that case, i also have a few VIP1853 units in the car, they
will work right? or will i really have to look for a 1903 or 1963 ?
BTW ... offtopic, did you ever work at Online/Bosch ??
[offtopic]Yup, 'Tosti' I did[/offtopic]
Software should work on the 1853 because it is a stripped down 19x3 but
the problem is getting it on the box. The Infocastserver can't be used
that part is stripped out of the bootloader.
The 1853 looks for a SAP server. Because I don't have KPN I can't make a
wireshark capture of the startup of a 1853. With a capture you can find
what info the 1853 wants to have. After that it is easy to setup your
own sap server and send software.
Okay, so i'll start capturing then ...
I do have KPN, so i can make that happen.
I presume you will be interested to get a copy of the capture files?
If so, do you need anything special ? (or perhaps a capture from another
model ?) name it, and i'll see what i can do.
First you need a HUB not a switch to capture the traffic.
What is needed? All the requests and answers the 1853 gets until
receiving the firmware/software.
As far as I could find the 1853 search for a SAP server, that server
answers with a (text)file that has the firmware/software server info.
Just like the infocast server does.
I would like to run video on demand with vlc server and VIP1003, but I
always get open error when I try to play RTSP stream. HTTP stream works
fine but I want use pause and fastfoward function. Have you any
experience with that or could you recomend me some another server. I
tried vdr but I didnt figere out how to run in without DVB card.
Compile image with the
The following is from the doc include in this IIP.
The rootcert.pem is provided from the VCAS server. Contact
email@example.com for further information on these files.
sudo ./build_vip19x3.sh ./test2.conf
Error: could not find IIP 'kreatv-option-ca-verimatrix'
I not have reatv-option-ca-verimatrix_4.3.IAP30.3_st40_vip19x3.iip :-(
you do not have someone?
in /products is not
Great Thread on this platform.
I have gotten a few of these boxes to test and was able to run the image
and all the nice portals you guys have written on a VIP1003.
The remote is not working as expected.
I am still evaluating the box to port some code I have working on other
similar STBs, but have not access to the API nor SDK. If we decide to
use the platform we would probably by them but for the time being I need
to test and tweak.
Unfortunately, the links to the SDK in this thread are all expired and I
cant find anything on google.
I would really really appreciate it if some one has an archive and can
send a link or IM to me. Does not matter if its older version, I just
need to play with it and evaluate and also get my own image working
right on the boxes I have.
I will give out plenty of beers if by any chance anyone can help me get
Thanks so much ! you guys have done a traffic job and gathered very
Hallo liebe Freunde.
Ich habe ein Motorola VIP 1003 und mit ihm das problem!
Kann mir jemand erklären, wie das flashing und dann installieren
Ich gehe in das Menü, aber ich kann die alte Version der Software nicht
Vielen Dank an alle und alles Gute ...
Hello dear friends.
I have a Motorola VIP 1003 and the problem with it!
Can anyone explain how the flashing and then install
KreaTV-kit-bootloader-ossk_KREATV FIRMWARE 3-X_st40
I go to the menu, but I can not use the old version of the software
Thanks to all and good luck ...
Martin V. schrieb:> ed at an other forum like twe
I Know what your problem is...
you stb is still connected with a user profile...
if you want to delete the box... PM me...
i think i can help you ;)
dont ask me but i found something on my HDD and uploaded
its the kreatv-kit-starter-kit-emea_4.3.iap30.3_i386.tgz (109.11 MB)
hope it will be up for long
Now someone can reupload the IPP files ?
Did anyone manage to connect to these boards via JTAG?
I have FT2232 STMC Lite clone and I can interface with Albis STBs just
fine, but I have no luck with Motorola. I have VIP1003 and VIP1963.
Closest I can get is when I use hdk7105 STMC targetpack with
no_clockgen_config=1 option, but whatever I do I get some error and GDB
can't attach to the board.
KPN had an callback/replace action for all 19xx boxes. The're replaced
with Arcadyan's.. Think they get onto it. Well it was fun to play with.
Thanks a lot for all the useful information in this thread!
Hope it will get some new life soon!
Thanks so much for these file they work like a charm. Also the docs is
what I needed most to evaluate this platform.
Was able to compile, customise and run an image for my box.
Not sure what you mean on IPP files, but the ones I need are all
Thanks so much again !
I am myself trying to make something useful out of VIP 1903. So far I am
able to make it connect to my webserver, which was easy of course, but
none of the images I have downloaded here wont work. All I get "Could
not start the system software". Seems there are no ports open so I
cannot telnet. I can see from the web server logs that the device is
Could there be something I do wrong on the web-server side? There is
just that simple xml -file that directs the box to the binary file.
Should there be something else too?
I suspect that this device is made to work for one provider only.
Any final ideas? Just trash it?
@Bruter: I didn't try any images on my STBs yet, but these problems you
have is exactly why I'm trying to JTAG it, to get direct NOR r/w access
to replace the bootloader with something that won't complain about
signing/securing the image...
@Bruter, some boxes won't load with the image from Martin. Find the
(non) OSS package (I have it somewhere, will upload it somewhere.) Those
keys work. Compile and off you go. If you have any info about the JTAG
please share. I know that the USBJTAG forum holds some info.
My 1963 had a old bootloader which was replaced a week ago with a new
one. No secret code (service code) to upload my own image anymore. If
anyone knows it for the 1853 it 'll probably work on the 1963 with new
@Mac: Yes, there is some info, but they just say that "NOR is supported
on most of the devices" and I don't see any confirmation.
Also, it's USBJTAGNT software, and I have STMC Lite clone which is used
with ST's targetpacks and software. And none of the targetpacks work
with Motorola VIP boards, it can't be initialized, and I tried with all
of them involving STi7105 CPU (VIP1003, VIP1963).
Regarding non-OSS package, is it the one Roma uploaded a few posts
Ok, I need to dig in to that non-OSS. I am just learning at the moment
about all of this, but eager to make something useful out of this. About
jtagging I have read, but never tried it myself.
For years I have used DVBViewer server and streamed the channels to my
home network. Playstation 3 and laptops are used to view and control
recordings from the media server which sometimes is too "techy" for the
rest of the family. Would be nice to use this "wasted" Motorola to watch
the live channels, and maybe control recordings, use it as simple-gui
@Martin: What about media player, fb, youtube apps?
My ISP has VIP1003 with ability to play media files uploaded to their
filesharing service, facebook, and youtube access. Is it possible to
grab the FW and extract those apps?
I'm not 100% sure, but I think they use Beenius middleware. However,
there are mentions of Kreatel in info menu.
Nice to see more people hacking on these Motorola's!
I'm working on a project right now where i use mumudvb as a multicast
streamer (http://www.mumudvb.net). Nice project, go check it out!
Now i was wondering how i could use the Motorola (VIP1963) as a client
for it. The only thing i need (for now) is to be able to watch the
multicast streams generated by Mumu.
So far i've flashed Martin's fw to the 1963 (thanx for that Martin!),
set up a webserver with the portal script and are able to telnet / ssh
in to the box, but it looks like the ip for the portal is fixed. I guess
i need to create my own fw to be able to change that. Can someone
confirm that's the way to go? If so, does anyone still have the tools
for that (all kit links above ar dead ;-(). Or can i just use the
Is it also correct that there's no gui on the thing itself and
everything gui related runs from a webserver?
I hope someone here can help me out with the above questions.
Thanx & regards,
Btw: This Motorola is (/was ;-)) a Dutch KPN box, but I have a different
With the infocast server you can send an other portal address.
Or you can do it by hand after you telnet to the box.
toish setobject cfg.portal.whitelisturls
But this actions are needed after every reboot.
All the box does is displaying a stream. The gui for the menu is loaded
from a webserver.
Older versions of kreatv had some gui, try the first images on this
thread. But the later SDK (which was up for downloaded) doesn't have it.
If you can write C you can write the GUI yourself.
Martin V. schrieb:> With the infocast server you can send an other portal address.> Or you can do it by hand after you telnet to the box.>> toish setobject cfg.portal.whitelisturls> "<PortalURLs><PortalURL>http://ServerIP/</PortalURL></PortalURLs>">> But this actions are needed after every reboot.>> All the box does is displaying a stream. The gui for the menu is loaded> from a webserver.>> Older versions of kreatv had some gui, try the first images on this> thread. But the later SDK (which was up for downloaded) doesn't have it.> If you can write C you can write the GUI yourself.
Merci beaucoup Martin,
That and a little hacking on the vdr portal script gave me multicast TV
Now i'm going to figger out how I could use the SAP announces from
mumudvb to create the channel list automagically.. any hints on that?
(SAP etc.. is all kind of new for me).
Anyone still have the KreaTV SDK available?! I like to create my own
image / svg portal.
I have Motorola VIP1920 IPTV box hybrid version (with DVB-T tuner).
Originally this box works with local IPTV provider and DVB-T
functionality is disabled. Is possible to build and load some own image
only for DVB-T functionality?
Thanks a lot!
Quote from the manual
"The Channel Table
The channel table contains the numbers, names and urls of the channels
available in the TV application.
The cfg.media.channeltable setting is written in text format, as a
semicolon separated list of channels, with one channel on each row. The
format on each row is as follows:
The <channel_number> is mapped to the number keys of the remote control.
Fields may be left empty, but the correct number of semicolons must be
Channel Table example
The name of this file in the evaluation configuration is
The example below is a valid file:
If you can find the SDK and find the modules, YES.
Else if you find only the SDK also yes but you need to program a lott
Basicly it should be possible to create an image for it.
But do the testing as long as you have access to your provider, so you
can put their image back on if needed.
Can someone explain for me how to load firmware via Infocast2 server? As
I understand bootloader is searching some files with specific names and
extensions. What is correct config file name, extension and structure?
Here is the booting log from my box:
-> Link is up
IP-Config: eth0 hardware address 00:02:9b:30:75:11 mtu 1500 DHCP
IP-Config: eth0 guessed broadcast address 192.168.1.15
IP-Config: eth0 complete (from 192.168.1.1):
address: 192.168.1.7 broadcast: 192.168.1.15 netmask:
gateway: 192.168.1.1 dns0 : 192.168.1.1 dns1 : 0.0.0.0
Splash boot order: 313
Kernel boot order: 313
Bootcast address : 220.127.116.11:22222
Sap address : 18.104.22.168:9875
***** Loading splash image *****
Using Local Storage
LS: No valid splash image available.
BC: Download attempt 1 of 3
Loading control file motorola-vip1920t from 22.214.171.124:22222
BC: Download attempt 2 of 3
Loading control file motorola-vip1920t from 126.96.36.199:22222
BC: Download attempt 3 of 3
Loading control file motorola-vip1920t from 188.8.131.52:22222
Child process (/usr/bin/multicast) exited with failure!
Using Local Storage
LS: No valid splash image available.
Unable to successfully display a splash image. Skipping splash!
***** Loading kernel image *****
Using Local Storage
LS: No valid kernel image available.
BC: Download attempt 1 of 3
Loading control file motorola-vip1920t from 184.108.40.206:22222
BC: Download attempt 2 of 3
Loading control file motorola-vip1920t from 220.127.116.11:22222
Loading issues now solved. Can somebody tell me, why after uploading STB
reports - 'image verification failed"? Maybe there is incorrect product
code, i have 1920 hybrid with DVB-T tuner.
I tried various firmware files from this thread.
Every firmware is signed with a key, it looks like the non DVB versions
still accept the default developer key.
With a new bootloader or even with the bootloader of the non DVB
versions the others might boot.
For safety backup the original bootloader ;)
If the bootloader is extracted from the box, you might even get the 1853
working. This box has an other bootloader which isn't accepting the
infocast server but only a SAP server
Thanks Martin for explanation.
Can You explain in several words for how to write bootloader for the
Where i can find alternative bootloader?
Its can be done via bootcast? As I understand bootcast is used only for
the retrieving main image.